Test Overview
Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

PM-Scl antibodies are found in patients with homogenous overlap connective tissue disease characterized by Raynaud’s phenomenon, scleroderma, myositis, arthritis and pulmonary restriction. The presence of PM-Scl autoantibodies is a good prognostic sign unlike the poor prognosis seen with other myositis and systemic sclerosis-specific antibodies.

Reference Range *

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Analytic Time

3 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
LPMSC
Synonyms
  • Polymyositis Associated Antibody
  • PM-1 Antibody
  • Anti-PM/Scl Ab
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Labcorp (Esoterix # 520007)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 mL serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Labcorp Dublin; performed by Esoterix Endocrinology

Billing
CPT Code
86235
Fee Code
AA302
LOINC
14131-7
Resources